Awards & Honors
Johnson notched her first goal of the season in the home opener against SMU on Aug. 22 off an assist from Mayme Conroy. Johnson added another one for the weekend in the closing minutes against DePaul on Aug. 24.
Her first of two multi-goal games came at Marquette on Aug. 31. Trailing the Golden Eagles 2-0, Johnson scored two goals in the second half, including the game winner in the 83rd minute off an assist from Caroline Gray.
Johnson also scored twice while facing North Dakota on Sept. 7. Both of her goals came in a two-minute span at the beginning of the second half.
Johnson scored once against Big Ten opponents Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue and Indiana. Her goal against the Boilermakers on Oct. 17 proved to be the game winner in a 1-0 triumph as she juked the goalie after receving a pass from Gray.
Johnson's assists in 2014 came against SMU, Northwestern and Maryland.
In the 2013 NCAA Tournament First Round match against Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 15, Johnson scored four goals to become the fifth player and only freshman in NCAA Tournament history to score four times and the only player at Nebraska to accomplish the feat. Only three others have scored four goals for the Huskers in one match.
Johnson scored her third goal of the year in just her second collegiate match when she was awarded a penalty shot after a mistimed tackle by the Bearcat defender. Johnson beat the Cincinnati keeper to the left side giving NU a 3-1 advantage with 22 minutes remaining.
In a momentum-building 2-1 victory over No. 14 Denver on Sept. 22, Samantha Areman sent in a great crossing pass from 25 yards out left wing to Johnson who headed it in from the penalty spot for the eventual game-winning goal giving Nebraska the 2-1 lead at the 78:49 mark of the second half. The game-winning goal was the third-consecutive game-winner for the freshman who scored in four straight matches for her seventh goal on the year.
Johnson took her scoring ways into the postseason where produced the equalizer from Jackson as she gathered a bouncing ball for the one-touch put away upper 90 in the 47th minute in the 3-1 Big Ten Tournament Semifinal win over Indiana. Johnson capped the scoring in the 87th minute on an excellent pass down left flank, beat the defender and the keeper open netter for her third two-goal game of her debut season. Became the 12th NU player to score two or more goals in a conference tournament match.
Johnson was named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week announced by the Conference office on Aug. 26. Johnson was Nebraska’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection and the first Husker since Morgan Marlborough in 2009, to earn both offense and freshman conference awards in the same week. The last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week was Mayme Conroy, who received the honor last year on Oct. 8, after recording a hat trick at Wisconsin.
Johnson also ranked as the No. 42 forward in the country and the No. 4 player in the Heartland Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
A prolific goal scorer at Lee's Summit West High School under Todd Krey, Johnson ended her career with 195 goals, as well as 37 assists.
As a senior in 2013, Johnson led the Titans to a 23-3-2 record and berth in the quarterfinals of the Class 3 state tournament. After winning their opening game of the state tournament on an overtime goal from Johnson, the Titans fell to eventual state tournament runner-up St. Teresa's Academy, 4-1.
Johnson totaled 66 goals and eight assists as a senior, scoring at least one goal in all but one game on the season. A four-time Suburban Big 6 Player of the Year, Johnson was a three-time first-team All-State selection.
Tabbed as a 2012 NSCAA High School All-American following her junior season, Johnson was one three girls in the state of Missouri to earn the honor, while the other two selections were seniors.
Johnson was also a second-team all-state selection as a freshman in 2010 before being a first-team pick the final three seasons of her prep career.
Johnson on Nebraska
Johnson's Career Statistics
Johnson's Career Highs